God Uses Sin for Good
Today’s reading: Joshua 10:1-12:24
How much time have you wasted lamenting your sin and past mistakes? In today’s reading, we have an example of the proper way to look at past sin which has been confessed and forgiven. The foolish treaty which Israel made with the Gibeonites was used by God for a good purpose, the defeat of the pagan kings of the Promised Land.
How should we deal with sin? Repent, confess, trust God for forgiveness, live with the consequences, move on, but watch Him use it in unforeseen ways for good in your life.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].